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This page is a compilation of research material , found and mined during this research. Below, you can find a very wide ecology o resources, from Essays, Photographs, Videos, Documentaries, News Articles, Official Documents, Cartography, Websites, Objects, Tools, Sculptures.
It allowed me to further understand Marble holistically, from a Animist perspective, to a governance issue, a material of expression for classical sculpturers before Chirst, to the tools that mine and transform this resource, from it’s geological structure, mineral structure and how these different agents have been weaving a network of agents, and actors on the landscape, categorising it and quarrying it for exploitation.
It is a long history woven in - or with - time. Has any thread, it’s links are immensurable. Here I tried to collect things that were important to me, and to the development of this project, which only highlights it’s incompletion.
But I believe this to be perhaps the most interesting point. Usually we tend to look - ‘wow’ - at marble and quickly dismiss it. After all it’s a material like any other, albeit an expensive one, we think. This can perhaps better highlight the problematic and the extent of the networks liked to something we overlook.
By illustrating different points-of-view, we can better grasp how humanity has been facing these issues. Often in separation, speaking nearly different languages, finding it’s own terminologies, aesthetics and imaginaries. Perhaps here we can again highlight the impossibility of the perspective of the Stone, the lack of empathy historically and renewed ways of looking at our environment, curiously by studing pre-industrial (and pre-scientific/technocratic) societies.
It has been of great value to access these materials, and I believe that these should be made open and accessible to anyone. To browse and to research is exhausting, hopefully this compilation will give you a good overview and a place to start, perhaps, your own research.
 Name
Author
Publisher
Keywords
Type
Link



About a Stone: Some Notes on Geologic Conviviality
Hugo Reinert
Environmental Humanities
May 2016
Environment, Humanities, Animism
Document, Essay
https://doi.org/10.1215/22011919-3527740



Contribuição para o conhecimento tectono-estratigráfico do Nordeste Alentejano— pt. I
Joaquim Luís Galego Lopes
Departamento de Geologia da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
2003
Anticline, Geology, Marble
Document, Thesis
http://home.uevora.pt/~lopes/Tese/Tese-Parte_1.pdf



Contribuição para o conhecimento tectono-estratigráfico do Nordeste Alentejano — pt. II
Joaquim Luís Galego Lopes
Departamento de Geologia da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
2003
Anticline, Geology, Marble
Document, Thesis
http://home.uevora.pt/~lopes/Tese/Tese-Parte_2.pdf



Contribuição para o conhecimento tectono-estratigráfico do Nordeste Alentejano — pt. III
Joaquim Luís Galego Lopes
Departamento de Geologia da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
2003
Anticline, Geology, Marble
Document, Thesis
http://home.uevora.pt/~lopes/Tese/Tese-Parte_3.pdf



Mármore, património para o Alentejo: contributos para a sua história (1850-1986)
Daniel Alves, et al
Theya Editores, CECHAP – Centro de Estudos de Cultura, História, Artes e Patrimónios
2015
Marble, Anticline, History, Industry
Document, Study
https://www.marmore-cechap.pt/uploads/media/data_items/0001/01/Estudo_PORTUGUES.pdf



Mármore, 2 000 anos de história, Volume I:
Da Antiguidade à idade Moderna
Vítor Serrão, Clara Moura Soares e André Carneiro
Theya Editores, CECHAP – Centro de Estudos de Cultura, História, Artes e Patrimónios
2015
Marble, Anticline, History
Document, Study
https://www.marmore-cechap.pt/bundles/documents/books/Marmore_2000_anos_vol_I.pdf



Reconhecimento do mármore de Estremoz como pedra património mundial
Luís Lopes, Ruben Martins
Revista de Cultura,
n°25, 2018. 
Marble, Patrimony, Heritage
Document, Official Proposal



Dormir entre cinco estrelas de mármore em Vila Viçosa
n.d.
Público,
2013

Marble, Hotel, Estremoz
News Article, Online
https://www.publico.pt/2013/01/19/jornal/dormir-entre-cinco-estrelas-de-marmore-em-vila-vicosa-25876163



Diário da República n.o 45, SÉRIE I-A
Presidência da República
Presidência da República
2019
Investigation, Law, Quarries, Estremoz, Anticline, Goverment
Official Document
https://dre.pt/application/conteudo/120630381



Diário da República n.o 201, SÉRIE I-B
Presidência da República
Presidência da República
1993
Territory, Plan, Environment, Law,
Official Document
https://data.dre.pt/eli/diario/1b/201/1993/0/pt/html



As Pedras e o Homem: Mármores de Portugal
Directed by José Caria
Produced by Elias Produção Mendonça
RTP 1, Jun 1976
Documentary, Marble, Estremoz
Video, Documentary
https://arquivos.rtp.pt/conteudos/marmores-de-portugal/



Catalogue des Produits Mineraux du Portugal. Exposition Universelle de Londres 1862
Whiting, C.
Beaufort House, 1862
Universal Exhibition, Marble, Portugal, London
Catalogue
http://digital.slv.vic.gov.au/view/action/singleViewer.do?dvs=1354996900403~921&locale=en_US&metadata_object_ratio=10&show_metadata=true&preferred_usage_type=VIEW_MAIN&frameId=1&usePid1=true&usePid2=true



O estado em que ficou a estrada que abateu em Borba: autoridades procuram pessoas soterradas
n.d.
Expresso, Online, 2018
Road, Quarry, Accident
Video



Diamond Saw Blades for Marble Block Cutting
n.d.
CS Diamond Tools
Tools, Marble, Diamond Saw
Product
https://www.csdiamondtools.com/1200mm-48inch-diamond-saw-blades-for-marble-block-cutting_p9.html



Manufacturers of Marble, Stone, Granite and Bricklayers’ Tools, Stone Jacks, Derricks, and Contractors’ Supplies
Peggy B. Perazzo
Peggy B. Perazzo, Reproduction
Brunner & Lay, Official publisher
Tools, Marble, Industrial Revolution
Catalogue Collection
http://quarriesandbeyond.org/



Manual for Derrick 200 DR 5/10 Litronic
n.d.
Liebherr
n.d.
Crane, Derrick
Technical Data Sheet
https://www.liebherr.com/external/products/products-assets/622409/liebherr-200dr-5-10-litronic-datasheet.pdf



Convento dos Congregados
António Franco
Direção-Geral do Património Cultural
n.d.
Monument, Church, Marble, Estremoz, Heritage, Patrimony
Architectural Blueprint
http://www.monumentos.gov.pt/Site/APP_PagesUser/SIPA.aspx?id=3948



The Parthenon Sculptures,
Marble statue of two female figures from the East pediment of the Parthenon
Pheidias
n.d. / British Museum
ca. 438BC-432BC
Parthenon, Greece, Sculptures, Marble, Classicism, Acropolis
Sculptures
https://research.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_gallery.aspx?assetId=507103001&objectId=461660&partId=1



The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture
Talbot, Margaret
New York Times, 2018
Classicism, Myth, Whiteness,
Archaeology
News Article
www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/29/the-myth-of-whiteness-in-classical-sculpture



Portal of Heritage and History of the Marble Industry
n.d.
CECHAP – Centro de Estudos de Cultura, História, Artes e Patrimónios
2020
Marble, Patrimony, Heritage
Website
https://www.marmore-cechap.pt/en/



Nature in Roman Catholic Tradition
Binde, Per.
JSTOR
Anthropological Quarterly, vol. 74, no. 1, 2001
Nature, Culture, Division, Catholic, Tradition, Religion
Document, Essay
www.jstor.org/stable/3318300



Interior of a luxurious hotel with marble greek statues.

Razyph [username]
Dreamstime
Las Vegas, Replica, Caesar Palace, Classicism
Stock Photograph
https://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-interior-luxurious-hotel-marble-greek-statues-las-vegas-nv-usa-july-replica-naked-women-inside-caesar-s-palace-image37118065



Non-Human Rights
Paulo Tavares
World of Matter
Non-Human Rights, Animism, Ethics, Nature
Video
http://worldofmatter.net/non-human-rights-0#path=non-human-rights-0



Marble head of a deity wearing a Dionysiac fillet
n.d.
ca. A.D.14–68
n.d.
Property of Met Museum
Sculpture, Marble, Deity, Classicism, Roman Empire
Sculpture
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/256122



Roteiro do Património Histórico e Arquitetónico
n.d.
Rota do Mármore do Anticlinal de Estremoz
Tour, Marble, Estremoz, Tourism
Touristic Tour
https://www.rotadomarmoreae.com/pt/visit/1



Actor–network theory
Various Contributers
Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2020
Actor-Network, Latour, Theory, Design, Anthropology
Wikipedia Article
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Actor%E2%80%93network_theory&oldid=945593483



Facing Gaia: Eight Lectures on the New Climatic Regime

Bruno Latour
Wiley, 2017
Gaia, Ecology, Antropocene, Environment, Democracy
Book
https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Facing+Gaia%3A+Eight+Lectures+on+the+New+Climatic+Regime-p-9780745684338



Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy
Bruno Latour
Harvard University Press, 2009
Nature, Politics, Democracy, Environment
Book



Estudo de Impacte Ambiental, Resumo não técnico, Pedreira Poço Bravo 2, Santiago Rio de Moinhos, Borba.
n.d.
Cevalor
Cevalor — Centro Tecnológico para o Aproveitamento Valorização Rochas Ornamentais e Industriais
Environment, Impacts, Quarry, Plans
Environmental Study
http://siaia.apambiente.pt/AIADOC/AIA1107/RNT1107.pdf



Escombreiras – Uma mais valia na Indústria das Pedras Naturais
José Cardoso Guedes
Cevalor — Centro Tecnológico para o Aproveitamento Valorização Rochas Ornamentais e Industriais
Environment, Impacts, Quarry, Plans
Waste Management Study
https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/bitstream/10216/126520/2/387420.pdf



Forensis, Non-Human Rights
Paulo Tavares
Berlin Sternberg/Forensic Architecture
Environmental Humanities, Social Contract, Environment
Chapter of Book
pp.553
https://www.sternberg-press.com/product/the-architecture-of-public-truth/



Há 191 pedreiras em situação crítica
Paulo Paixão
Expresso
Quarry, Danger
News Article
https://expresso.pt/sociedade/2019-01-18-Ha-191-pedreiras-em-situacao-critica-1



Feridas na paisagem. Há mais de mil pedreiras abandonadas e inativas
Nuno Guedes
TSF
Quarry, Abandoned, Landscape
News Article
https://www.tsf.pt/sociedade/feridas-na-paisagem-ha-mais-de-mil-pedreiras-abandonadas-e-inativas-10210758.html



Edifícios clandestinos na pedreira que pretendia abrir restaurante suspenso a 120 metros de altura
Paulo Paixão
Expresso
Quarry, Restaurant, Clandestine
News Article
https://expresso.pt/sociedade/2019-06-22-Edificios-clandestinos-na-pedreira-que-pretendia-abrir-restaurante-suspenso-a-120-metros-de-altura



Mármores de Portugal
José Caria
RTP 1
Quarry, Marble, Exploration, Historical
Documentary, Series, Episode
https://arquivos.rtp.pt/conteudos/marmores-de-portugal/



As pedreiras de Borba e Estremoz
N/A
RTP 1
Quarry, Water Contamination, Landscape, Analysis
News Exerpt, Video
https://arquivos.rtp.pt/conteudos/as-pedreiras-de-borba-e-estremoz/



Canto de Trabalho na Pedreira


Michel Giacometti, Fernando Tropa
RTP 1
Quarry, Workers, Ethnography
Documentary, Video
https://arquivos.rtp.pt/conteudos/canto-de-trabalho-na-pedreira/



O Bom Sabor do Alentejo
José Hermano Saraiva
RTP2
Alentejo, Region, Marble, Monuments, History
Video, Episode
https://arquivos.rtp.pt/conteudos/o-bom-sabor-do-alentejo/



A vida nas pedreiras: Histórias de lutas entre forças desiguais

Vânia Maia
Visão
Quarry, Workers, Tension, Power, Landscape
Article
https://visao.sapo.pt/atualidade/sociedade/2019-01-06-a-vida-nas-pedreiras-historias-de-lutas-entre-forcas-desiguais/



The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture

The New Yorker
Marble, Myth, Whiteness, White Supremacy, Greek, History
News Article
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/29/the-myth-of-whiteness-in-classical-sculpture



Cartas Geológicas Temáticas do Anticlinal de Estremoz

N/A
LNEG
Maps
Cartography
https://www.lneg.pt/product/cartas-geologicas-tematicas-do-anticlinal-de-estremoz-na-escala-de-125-000/



Castelo de Estremoz
N/A
SIPA, Sistema de Informação do Património Arquitectónico
Monument, Castle, Location
Image, Monument Entry
http://www.monumentos.gov.pt/Site/APP_PagesUser/SIPA.aspx?id=1152



Igreja de Santa Maria de Estremoz
N/A
SIPA, Sistema de Informação do Património Arquitectónico
Monument, Curch, Marble
Image, Monument Entry
http://www.monumentos.gov.pt/Site/APP_PagesUser/SIPA.aspx?id=1184



Telejornal, 19 Nov. 2018
N/A
RTP1
Landslide, News, TV
News
https://www.rtp.pt/play/p4226/e375295/telejornal



stone cutting wire saw multi top grade diamond wire saw for wholesale
EIN DIAMOND TOOLS
Alibaba
Marble, Diamond Wire, Alibaba
Product, Shop
https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/stone-cutting-wire-saw-multi-top_60760312398.html?spm=a2700.galleryofferlist.0.0.134e3a01E8t7FB



Empresários portugueses de mármores partem à conquista da China

Inês Sequeira
Público
Article, China, Marble, Markets, Business
News Article
https://www.publico.pt/2010/09/19/economia/noticia/empresarios-portugueses-de-marmores-partem-a-conquista-da-china-1456779



Borba: APA nega qualquer intervenção no licenciamento das pedreiras
CE
TVI24
Environment, Agency, Responsability, Licensing
News Article
https://tvi24.iol.pt/sociedade/agencia-portuguesa-do-ambiente/borba-apa-nega-qualquer-intervencao-no-licenciamento-das-pedreiras



Animism
Various
Wikipedia
Animism
Wikipedia Article
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animism



Pedra portuguesa em périplo pelo mundo
Ana Soromenho
Expresso
Design, Marble, Arquitecture, Materials, Inovation
News Article
https://expresso.pt/cultura/2016-05-11-Pedra-portuguesa-em-periplo-pelo-mundo



Primeira Pedra, Home Page
Guta Moura Guedes
Primeira Pedra, ( experimentadesign )
Architecture, Art, Design, Project, Innovation, Marble,
Website
http://www.primeirapedra.com/en/